Jammu- Three visually impaired brothers were killed when their house collapsed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Friday, police said.
The house collapsed at night in the mountainous hamlet of Puller in Nagseni tehsil, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Khalil Poswal said. Three brothers — identified as Rajesh, Sajan and Papu — were killed in the incident, police said.
The other members of the family are safe, police added.
Meanwhile, the authorities announced an ex-gratia relief to the family and assured every possible support from the administration.
The district administration immediately provided financial support of Rs 25,000 to the family besides material relief under the Red Cross, the official said.
He said the Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Devansh Yadav announced ex-gratia relief up to Rs 4 lakh for the family, besides compensation for the damaged house as per the SDRF norms.
This additional relief fund has been provided to assist the family in coping with the long-term implications of this tragic incident, the official said, adding the authorities concerned have initiated an inquiry into the collapse to take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents in the future.
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